Sony Xperia 1 II it’s a complete smartphone, not everybody will enjoy using it. However, if you are searching for a phone with an awesome rear camera, an incredible display, and a battery that lasts all day, you have found it here. Its enormous size and unique features make it somewhat of a niche item.

Sony Xperia 1 II: Price

In February 2020, the Sony Xperia 1 II became available. The pricing of this phone, which is $1,199 / £1,099 (about AU $1,840), makes it one of the most costly smartphones available now. It is even costlier than the iPhone 11 Pro Max. That has a US price of $1,099, according to PriceGrabber.


There is no doubt that the Sony Xperia 1 II has a nice look and a nice hand feel. Sony’s flagship Xperia still stands out as an unbelievably slick and professional-looking phone in 2021. Especially compared to brands that are more and more sacrificing pleasant aesthetics to make room for more bulky camera setups. Metal and glass are a timeless combination, and Sony’s Xperia flagship is a perfect example.

Sony was able to integrate several intriguing improvements because the phone is so flat on all sides. The usual volume rockers can be found on the right side of the phone, directly above the power button. But like we have seen in the past with Sony phones. This power button also works as a fingerprint reader.


How every GSMArena, The only manufacturer that provides a 4K smartphone display is Sony. This is most likely because of the proven fact that many businesses think QHD is a resolution that’s enough. But it stands out for people who want to watch the highest quality content.

One of the clearest and most impressive images you’ll find on a phone is produced by Sony, which has practically eliminated the colour, brightness and contrast problems of its previous handsets equipped with 4K display. This is particularly true when viewing compatible content that actually pushes the limits of the display’s capabilities.


If you are willing to spend some time tweaking the settings in the camera app’s pro mode, you will be rewarded with some beautiful shots. Sony wants the Xperia 1 II to be the best camera phone on the market.

For such an expensive flagship smartphone, the phone’s HDR, telephoto zoom and bokeh edge detection features still fall short of expectations. Sony still hasn’t solved the unbelievably idiotic issue where pinch-zooming to 3x does not activate the telephoto lens to make sure the best image quality. Additionally, the built-in camera app lacks an HDR setting.

Sony Xperia 1 II: Performance

The Sony Xperia 1 II is equipped with the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset, which we have seen power many high-end smartphones in 2020, including the Samsung Galaxy S20 range in some territories. There is minimal reason to fear about the proven fact that the memory won’t stretch into double digits so long as Sony stays on top of software updates and enhancements.

Battery life

The Sony Xperia 1 II is among the company’s biggest phones to date in terms of battery life, despite the inconsistent past of Sony phones in this area.

Despite having a 4,000 mAh battery, which is not huge considering it is powering a bright 6.5-inch 4K display, we found that the Sony Xperia 1 II’s battery can survive a full day of medium to intensive use during the course of our evaluation.